ge·​la·​to | \ jə-ˈlä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je- \
plural gelati\ jə-​ˈlä-​tē How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je-​ \ also gelatos

Definition of gelato

: a soft rich ice cream containing little or no air

Examples of gelato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Piccola Gelateria supplies silky gelato and sorbetta in seasonal flavors, and the dessert menu includes favorites like tiramisu and lemon mascarpone cheesecake. Beth D'addono,, "Classic Italian dishes fill the menu at a Tavola in Metairie," 8 Feb. 2021 And of course, the caramel gelato from Molto Bene (noted above). Mike Rose, cleveland, "Beck Center’s Pat Oliver shares some of her favorite local dining choices: Five for Friday," 14 Jan. 2021 To stay safe, the home’s residents had given up the physical therapy sessions, the visits, the Sundays when relatives might take them out for a walk or a gelato. Washington Post, "After months of isolation, a ‘hug room’ lets Italian nursing home residents touch family for the first time," 19 Dec. 2020 Ceramides, squalene and botanicals (caviar lime, schisandra fruit, illipe butter) help firm, soften and brighten skin, and the no-fuss, gelato-like texture leaves you with a dewy, ungreasy finish. Kari Molvar, WSJ, "We Tested 50 Face Moisturizers to Find the Best," 16 Dec. 2020 Inside, ranks of French macarons, delicate cakes and gelato again line the dessert case, and plans are underway to bring back Sucré’s king cakes for Carnival season. Ian Mcnulty,, "New owner returns Sucre to Magazine Street, giving a troubled brand a fresh start," 9 Dec. 2020 This bubble tea and gelato shop in Goodyear offers teas, lattes and ice cream, available in bubble waffle cones and with a variety of toppings. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Here are 9 new restaurants to try in the West Valley for boba, breakfast, pizza and more," 19 Nov. 2020 And for an evening stroll and gelato, old Portoferraio and the towns of Marciana Marina and Capoliveri are a delight. Nicky Swallow, Travel + Leisure, "10 Secret Islands in Italy That Have All of the Beauty and None of the Tourists," 11 Nov. 2020 Sucre macarons will soon be back, and so will the brand's gelato and, for Carnival time, its popular, eye-catching king cake. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, "Sucre, closed New Orleans dessert emporium, to reopen with new owner, same recipes," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of gelato

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelato

Italian, literally, frozen

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Last Updated

27 Feb 2021

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“Gelato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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